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Zion’s Labyrinth & Memorial Garden

Your Journey of Peace


You Are Invited

Zion Lutheran Church invites you to use “Your Journey of Peace” as often as you desire. Use it while you are on a walk, during your lunch time, before or after work, ir whenever you feel the need or desire.

The Labyrinth and Memorial Garden are located near the eastern edge of the church property at 8500 Hillside Trail in Cottage Grove. You are welcome to park in the adjacent parking lot and also to use the nearby picnic table to eat lunch or to just sit and relax.

How to Walk the Labyrinth

There is no right or wrong way to walk a labyrinth. It is like taking a walk with God. It will affect each person differently and may even affect the same person differently each time they walk it.

The “journey in” to the center of the labyrinth can be a time to shed distractions and release your thoughts. The “center” may be a place and a time to be open to God or to receive. The “journey out” may also be a transition again, a gradual return to daily life.

Walk with an open mind and an open heart. You may walk with a prayer, a concern or a problem you wish to lift up to God. You may wish to pause as you enter or exit, or walk around the perimeter to prepare or to reflect.

Your labyrinth walk is as individual as you are. There are no rules to follow, just respect for the place and for others who are on the path. If you encounter another on the path, momentarily step aside or adjust your path to allow each to make their own journey.

Ideas for Walking the Labyrinth

“Be still, and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27)

“I will bring health and healing. I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.” (Jeremiah 33:6)

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.” (Ephesians 1:7)

Be Renewed